The Artisans

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The Artisans

An exciting new medieval and Renaissance band emerging from London. From rhythmic foot tapping dance tunes to powerful interpretations of songs, their playing aims to engage and inspire those who hear them.

The musicians bring together a broad experience from both the early music and folk worlds performing on a variety of historical instruments including recorders, bagpipes, vielle, harp, oud and percussion.

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Septime Estampie Royal | Cuncti Simus Concanentes | Of All the Birds

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Askew Sisters

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Askew Sisters

Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene. From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives.

The sisters use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazelís striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011.

Emily and Hazelís latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim.

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Dusty Miller | Henry Martin

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Alma Street

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Alma

Alma brings together fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera) and myself with superb guitarist Adrian Lever (Arhai).

Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony.

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Bouree

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A3 Ceilidh Band

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A3 Ceilidh Band

The A3 Ceilidh Band is a collective of full-time professional musicians who have a wealth of experience in both ceilidh and concert bands. With our exciting music and friendly caller we'll give you a fantastic evening of dancing.

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The Ceilidh Factory

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Ceilidh Factor

Ceilidh Factor was formed in 2008 from a group of experienced folk musicians in London. Our ceilidhs are fun, energetic and accessible. Our music is collected from around Britain and Ireland and played with our combination of fiddles, flute, guitars, bass and drums.

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"A very talented multi-instrumentalist
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Emily